U.S. Artists Receive First Japanese Rental Royalties

Holland, Bill; McClure, Steve
November 1998
Billboard;11/07/98, Vol. 110 Issue 45, p8
Trade Publication
Reports that negotiations between United States recording artists represented by various organizations including the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies, and the Japanese music industry have resulted in the artists receiving their first royalty payments from music rentals in Japan. Japan as one of a few countries where rental of sound recordings and videos is legal; Japan's copyright law; The Japanese society designated to collect sound recording rental royalties known as Geidankyo.


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